In an online statement to fans, Edward Norton responded this afternoon to the decision by Marvel Studios to recast the role of Bruce Banner in The Avengers: "I know this is disappointing to many people and that makes me sad. But I am very sincerely grateful to Marvel for extending the offer and even more so for giving me the chance to be a part of the Hulk's long and excellent history."
Edward Norton's agent has responded to comments made by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige regarding the decision not to cast the actor in The Avengers. The agent called the statement "offensive" and "a purposefully misleading, inappropriate attempt to paint our client in a negative light."
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed that Edward Norton will not reprise the role of Bruce Banner in the upcoming Avengers film, which "demands players who thrive working as part of an ensemble." His replacement will likely be announced at Comic-Con.
When The Avengers assemble on the big screen in 2012, Edward Norton will not be among the roster. According to a report, Marvel has decided to part ways with the actor.
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Edward Norton, Liv Tyler and the stars of "The Incredible Hulk" will lend their voices to the film's video game adaptation, from which we have a gallery of new screenshots.